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traditional and xenophobic society in remote rural villages with only landlocked mountainous environment with a population density very low the connectivity is almost nonexistent. if you look to the future of the plan at what will happen after afghanistan is over and we move to the next round of conflict you will find that is not it at all but much more on the urban coastal and very highly connected environment. we will do a lot of the same things we have done. 80% of conflict is and always has been a regular in nature one of the main combatants is almost the non armed group more precisely with u.s. military history there is a specific repeated patent that we do a barge scale operation about once every 20 or 25 years also the size of kosovo about every five or 10 years and that pattern goes right back to the middle of the 19th century and it is completely independent of policy makers preferences. somebody say to the president say we would get out of this business? he is the seventh president to say the same statement over 80 years and there is no effect whether he wants to do it or not o
continue to produce or fluid. the main trust of agriculture and the environment was there from the very beginning. we tend to think of agriculture today is industrial agriculture and somehow that different than what we've been doing for six or eight or 10 dozen years. in fact, the principle is exactly the same period were not doing all that much that's different. the plants we do meet her biological freaks. they are annual grasses, which are very rare in nature. nature prefers perennials. and because they are there for a special purpose. they are there to colonize areas after a fire, after a flood, after rail disaster has occurred. something that resets the biological clock is zero. so what we do when we do agriculturists mimic that disaster. we create disaster. that disaster is what allows us annuals to grow. sweep out the front every year and reduce the biological clock again to zero. it requires energy and fertilizer in a number of other things to sustain that disaster year after year. that's farming. to change recall industrial agriculture really occurred beginning at about 1940, 19
're exposed to in their environment. this is sometimes called the gene environment model of disease which in theory is a good thing, but in practice it seems as though it is almost always genes that are privileged whether explanatory power and the sabbath and a couple ways that i talk about. first is that genomics introduces a different spatial dimension to risk. moving from environmental context of the body to the body itself. it also introduces secondly a different temporal dimension into force of the genetic test contesting someone's -- someone for -- directing attention away from a person's history or future of exposures. the spatial and temporal dimensions of environmental genomics together cast mutations as privileged site of knowledge, casting doubt on the necessity of understanding the histories of embodied experience of the natural and social environment, or the need to focus on the public exposure regardless of whether or not the exact real-time biological effects can be ascertained. environmental genomics assumes that pollution is an inevitable feature of modern life, a natural
. the main thrust of the agriculture and our environment was there from the beginning and we came to think of it as industrial agriculture and somehow that is different than what we have been doing for the six or eight or 10,000 years. we are not doing all that much that is different. but the plans that we eat our biological freaks. annual grasses, which are very rare in nature or, nature prefers pringles. they are there for a special purpose to colonize and something to reset the biological clock down to zero. it's and so what we do is mimic that disaster. we create disaster. and that is what allows them to grow. we reduced the biological clock down to zero and it requires energy and fertilizer to sustain that disaster year after year and that is farming. the change really occurred in 19411930, you begin in the united states. there was almost an intensification -- actually it was a serious intensification would have gone on before. but a number of things made it possible. it is called short plants and breeders were able to make wheat and especially rice to grow much shorter so it invests
like the serenity of my environment. to me, all this is a big plasma screen. you just have to be strong and keep god with you. what does the bible say? you are in this world but not -- way. i said i thought it was all this world but not in it. he nodded, right, right. later i realized i screwed up the quote. of course, we are all in it. [applause] >> and just to maybe frame it before just read this passage i think one of the things we want to talk about is kind of the idea of the frontier, so for mark they say front to the detroit is kind of reverted to and for jeff's book it's the real deal. it's the frontier in its beginning. so without jeff. >> austin is what is because of one man. his future probably in the book industry i'm going to read is omar first contact of the area. it's the story of about 10 years ago actually launch my interest in writing about local history. seat of empire tells the sort of austin's creation against the backdrop of early texas politics and the extraordinary struggle between two texas giants, sam houston and mirabeau lamarr. detail of entertaining yet impor
looking at a thicket of trees you get used to it and like the serenity of my environment we just have to be strong and keep god with you. you're in this world but wait of this world but not in it. then i realized i screwed up the''. of course, we're all in it. [applause] >> just to frame it i think one of the things to talk about is the idea of the frontier that he troy has reverted to it is the real deal with its beginning. jeff? >> boston is because of one the and that is featured prominently in the book and this story is lamar's first contact with the area a story about what started interested and history. >> "seat of empire" talks of austin's creation of politics and the extraordinary struggle between two texas giants between dimaria and assam austin. for a different outcome would leave as with the different states of texas. born 1839 almost died early 1840's and spring back to life thereafter by for a few twists and turns our current home town would not likely exist the southern rockies to be the texas mountains we would not remember sam houston as the political titan of his age
environment, and aboriginal band society. and the cohesiveness of those family relationships, they knew nothing else. but they had to disperse because large populations couldn't live together. they are just what the resource for that so the family band would go off to places like helena, right here, right over here, or mozilla or buildings or great falls and to live on the outskirts of these newly forming anglo-american communities. they would pitch in lodges and other tense next to the dump and next to the slaughterhouses. and that's the resources that they have. these new committees, all of a sudden they started realizing, who are these vagabond poverty-stricken indians doing on the edges of our town? aren't indian supposed to be on reservation? what's the problem your? who are these people? and they are 100 -- welcome in 1896, though do most americans no, on the other hand, most americans do know about the chinese exclusion act and what happened with oriental people in that american racism that occurred at the end of the 19th century. but precious few people ever heard of the creed d
, help from family, change in environment, we did a study 25 years ago when age was a killer. testing people and steadying before hand their emotional status. after the testing, tell them whether they were positive for negative and do more emotional testing and see what happened. of people who were positive, it was a death sentence usually within a year. people who were positive had instant spike in psychiatric systems. people who were negative felt grateful. by six weeks they were balancing out and back to their usual state. even getting a death sentence, you have aids, people are resilient. and it is over 50%. very little added by active medication except side effect. most people who get a bill from a doctor after a seven minute appointment will get better on their own but don't know that. they think it is the medicine that often they stay on the madison for a lifetime because they miss a tribute to success for the pill rather than time, resilience. the terrible paradox is while we are overtreating people who don't need it, people who in the pace of everyday life have troubles but g
is occurring not inside their mind that outside themselves in the social environment. sri lankans to the point where the two literally could not he teased apart. because the western conception of ptsd assumes the problem of the breakage is primarily in the mind of the individual that largely overlooks the salient symptoms from the sri lankans those that do not exist in the psychological but in the social realm. so the problem is this. it's when we rush into other cultures with ptsd checked as we rarely take the time to understand local modes of distress on western counselors know that your reaction, the best way to heal they are often disconnected with local people from modes of suffering which are always tied to local modes of healing. i think it does take a willful blindness to believe other cultures need our framework for understanding the human reactions to, or a medical anthropologist at harvard gave me at quote on this. he said most of the disasters in the world happen outside of the west yet become men and and pathologies their reactions and we say you don't know how to live with the si
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